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Event HF35

Mini Grey

Paper Treasures

Venue: The Hexagon
Come and meet the much-adored creator of The Adventures Of The Dish And The Spoon and Three By The Sea. Packed full of handmade surprises, tips on how to make your very own book and a sneak peek at Traction Man and the Beach Odyssey out in July.
 
Duration 40 mins.
 
5–7 years
 
See event [HF38]
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Event 992

The Launch of Wales Environment Link's 'Summer of Seas' Campaign and Welsh Marine Photography Competition

With Hannah Shaw and Judith Oakley

Venue: RSPB Cymru Stand
Join Hay Fever’s illustrator Hannah Shaw, and Judith Oakley, a passionate marine biologist, in a celebration of Welsh seas as they launch the exciting Wales Environment Link Summer of Seas campaign and Welsh Marine Photography Competition.
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Event 148

Martin Rees

The Royal Society Lecture 3: From Here To Infinity

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
The astronomer revisits the subject matter of his 2010 Reith Lectures, boldly exploring the challenges facing science in the C21st.
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Event 149

Bettany Hughes

The Hemlock Cup: Socrates, Athens and the Search for the Good Life

Venue: Barclays Wealth Pavilion
The classicist and historian profiles the soldier, lover, democrat, philosopher, and vigorous citizen of one of the greatest capitals on earth, until his beloved Athens turned on him, condemning him to death by poison.
 
More about Bettany Hughes
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Event 150

David Sedaris chaired by Johann Hari

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

Venue: Oxfam Stage
An hour with the sardonic wit and satirist, one of America’s finest humorists.
 
Read this piece on David Sedaris in the Guardian
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk - David Sedaris
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Event 151

Tony Wrigley chaired by George Monbiot

Cambridge Series 6: Opening Pandora’s Box – A New Look at the Industrial Revolution

Venue: Elmley Foundation Theatre
Eminent economic historian Professor Sir Tony Wrigley explains how fossil fuel allowed the Industrial Revolution to continue and sustained economic growth to occur. He explains why all previous industrial revolutions foundered, and why this one has opened Pandora's Box, releasing previously unknown new forces: massively greater standards of living and unprecedented environmental and social perils.
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Event T45

THINK BIG

Venue: Scribblers Hut
Every day at 4pm UK Youth and O2 will be hosting conversations on issues that matter to you. The question is, how can you make a difference? Check out hayfestival.org/hf2 for the full bill and suggest ideas on the hf2 Facebook page.

hf2 for teens

free but ticketed
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Event HF36

Charlie Higson & Darren Shan

The Dead, Ocean of Blood

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
In this ‘dream team’ event Hay brings together for the very first time two of the biggest names on the horror circuit. Join them as they talk the undead and their future plans.
 
10 + years Goosebumps
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Event HF138

Easy Peasy Cookery School

Workshop

Venue: Mess Tent
Join us in making freshly baked herby flowerpot bread.

Duration 60 mins.

10–14 years 

Each young person attending this workshop without an accompanying adult must fill in the Permission Form available for download here. Please send the form in advance to admin@hayfestival.org and bring a copy on the day.
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Event HF37

Geraldine McCaughrean & Candy Gourlay

Pull Out All The Stops, Tall Story

Venue: Starlight Stage
Humour and quirkiness sit at the very heart of these two new adventures; join their authors as they reveal how they put spark into their writing. Chaired by Sarah McIntyre.
 
9+ years Knapsacks & Ginger Beer
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